The AAG Winter Exhibition has become an annual tradition. Open to all members of Arizona Artists Guild the show highlights the breadth, depth and diversity of AAG members’ art. This is an exhibition not to be missed. Be sure to read through the prospectus and contact Exhibition VP Tess Mosko Scherer with any questions, Tess@ArizonaArtistsGuild.net or 928-300-7185.

Important Dates

Exhibition Dates:
November 13, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Submit entries online: through October 24, 2022 | midnight
Notification of accepted/non-accepted work: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Drop Off Accepted Art Work:

November 7, 2022 | 8:00-12:00 during open studio,
November 9, 2022 | 1:00-4:00 during open studio
Friday, November 11, 2022 | 3:00 PM
Other times available by appointment.

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony: Sunday, November 13, 2022 | 2:00-4:00 PM

Pick up artwork:
Monday, January 9, 2023 | 9:00-12:00 during open studio,
January 11, 2023 | 2:00-4:00 during open studio
other times by appointment

Prizes

A total of $900 in prize money will be awarded!

$500 – Best in Show
$250 – Award of Excellence
$150 – Award of Merit

Jurying Accepted works will be chosen based on quality and the individual artist’s mastery of the medium and expression, without preference toward any particular school, style or technique.

Entry Fees:

One Work: $30
Two Works: $35
Three Works: $40

Requirements for Submission

1. Applicants must be a current Member of AAG, either Associate or Juried.
2. Entries must be the original work of the applicant and created within the last two years.
3. Artwork must not have been accepted into any previous AAG juried exhibitions.
4. Members may submit a maximum of 3 works of art.
5. All media are acceptable. Artwork must be created of quality materials. All materials must be completely dry. Clay must be fired. Dried, unfired paper-clay is acceptable.
6. Two-dimensional art must be wired substantially for hanging (NO saw-tooth hangers). The wire should be no more than 1/4 of the way from the top and should have a slight bow. Gallery wrap canvas must be a minimum of 1 1/2” deep, painted on all sides and stapled on the back only. Mats must be neutral in color, clean, and professional in presentation.
7. There is no minimum required dimension for artwork. The maximum width for two-dimensional artwork must not exceed 40″ including the frame. Maximum height is 75″. Three-dimensional works must not exceed 50 lbs.
8. Any accepted artwork that is sold during this exhibition is subject to a 15% contribution to AAG.
9. Artwork will not be released before the conclusion of the exhibition.
10. Each piece should be labeled with the artist’s name, title, medium, and price on the back of the piece.
11. All entries are submitted online.
12. All applicants must submit a brief bio or artist statement with their submission. 200 word maximum

Prospectus

Meet The Jurors

Ann Osgood

Ann Osgood was raised in Southern California and left to finish a BFA in Drawing and Painting at the University of Hawaii. A bit after graduating Ann moved to the base of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. The desert immediately cast a spell and she has lived here since then. Ann opened The Upstairs Gallery in Apache Junction and taught for Central Arizona College. She attended Arizona State University as a graduate student. Eventually, she moved to Deer Valley and taught in public schools for many years. Now she is a full-time painter who enjoys working in a variety of styles. Ann Osgood’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Shemer Art Center, ASU Downtown Vault Gallery, Sisao Gallery, (9) the Gallery, and was featured as the artist at Serendipity Labs on Camelback. She has been the winning artist in many group shows and competitions, including First Place in the Sonoran Desert Plein Air Event and Purchase Awards in several City of Glendale Plein Air events. Her work is in collections across the country.

Dave Knorr

Born in Albion Michigan, and studied art at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan. David received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, with a minor in Ceramics. David currently resides in Sun City, Arizona. David is actively involved with the Five15Arts @ Chartreuse collective, Arizona Clay Club, and the Arizona Artist Guild. David has received numerous awards and recognition. David exhibits regularly at the Five15Arts @ Chartreuse and other regional competition and invitational shows.

David is an interdisciplinary artist working with Glass, Ceramics, Wood, and Stone. David has three significant bodies of work.

  • Fused glass wall tapestries, where the designs are inspired by traditional and contemporary textiles.
  • Architectural and Industrial Ceramic Totems; David pulls from historical architectural and Industrial elements to create totems which reflect the destruction and throw away nature of our societies. The totem is the relic which survived over the years, showing layers of neglect and abuse. David’s narrative covers a timeline from the Mayans and Aztecs to the 21st
  • Biomorphic Ceramic, Wood, and Stone forms: David creates figures and forms which integrate the human body with biomorphic elements to develop abstract figurative forms. As a sculptor, David sees shapes and form everywhere, both positive and negative spaces, he incorporates these inspirations into his creations. The abstract figures share many influences and inspirations, which provide landing spots for the viewer to engage with the art.

In development of his sculptures, preliminary and detailed sketches are developed on paper. Once the design is mature, it is committed for build. During the build, everything continues to be evaluated, additions and subtractions will occur as necessary to improve the sculpture.

David’s inspiration comes from travels, nature, and from places like the Mayan temples, the Chiricahua Mountains, Monument Valley and Kew Gardens, and the list goes on. He is inspired by the shapes, the colors, the movement, and the feelings felt while engaging all the great spaces. He conveys the richness of shape, color, and texture into the works of art, and shares the boldness of his experiences into the work for others to engage.

https://davidknorr.com

dave_knorr@hotmail.com

602-292-1615

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